IN LIFE AS IN THE DANCE : GRACE GLIDES

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---Alice Abrams

Sunday, July 29, 2007

To Everything There is a Season...

I debated whether or not to post this but I feel in my heart that I must. Our blogs all relate our ups and downs, the good and the bad, the funny and the sad. Most of us pour out our concerns here and find it a safe haven.

So many of us have health concerns and I am anxious about several of you. This concerns a family member that I feel the need to bring to your attention. He's my number one cousin's son. His name is Mike, he's 41, has a daughter in college and one in high school. He's been in the hospital now for several weeks, with one of those "mystery" diagnoses. If treated correctly in the beginning it's more than likely he wouldn't have had to be admitted, let alone where he is now.

For all of you praying folks, I would ask that you please remember Mike and his family in your prayers. I ask everyone to please keep him in your thoughts - he really needs all the help he can receive. He had surgery today and remains on a ventilator to oxygenate his blood. They expect him to remain in ICU for at least another week. He's in Georgetown University Hospital in D.C.

There's a moral to this story: stay on top of your medical care. Ask questions and don't be afraid of getting another opinion. And don't take antibiotics for every sore throat, cut and scrape. Some time when you really need them to work, they won't.

13 comments:

amy said...

Thanks for posting the moral at the bottom,

I will be praying for him and his family!

Dayngr said...

I'll be praying!

Linda said...

He's on my list and thank you for that very important reminder at the bottom of your post. Too often people take antibiotics for every tiny little thing and then when they really need them - zilch - they don't work.

Lynne said...

Dearest Gracie,

Thank you for this and thank you to those of you who are praying for Mike and for us. The prayers of people unknown to Mike or to me and my family touch my heart very deeply.

With much love and appreciation,

#1 Cousin

Sarge Charlie said...

Sometimes we hesitate to post thing so personal, the fact it is a relief when you hit the publish button. He will be in my thoughts.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

thanks for posting gracie honey. will pray...

smiles, bee

Loving Annie said...

Good Sunday morning the 29th to you Gracie !
Just came by to say hello and see what was new with you !
Today is "thank-you's" on my blog, and you are mentioned with a link !
*cyber hugs and smiles*
Loving Annie

p.s. Prayers most certainly sent to Mike and his family...

Travis said...

I so agree with your warning about over-use of antibiotics. Take OTC meds for your basic cold and flu - they are going to last for a week to 10 days anyway, no matter what you do. OTC meds will give you relief so you can go on with your daily routine.

Best wishes to Mike and his family.

Shaz said...

Sound advice Gracie, I'm not a pray person but you & your family members will be in my thoughts x x x

Mags said...

Oh Gracie-I'm so sorry I didn't see this sooner...you are all in my prayers...

Crazy Working Mom said...

I'll be sending prayers to you and yours, Gracie. Very good advice about antibiotics as well!!

Comedy + said...

Consider it done Gracie. Thanks for the reminder too. :)

katherine. said...

praying for Mike...his family...and you. For the doctors' wisdom and insight.